The government has started to sell 19.5% of Rosneft

SOCHI, 30 Sep — RIA Novosti. The Russian government decided to resume the sale of “Bashneft” and proceeds to sell 19.5% of Rosneft, told reporters on Friday the first Vice-Premier Igor Shuvalov.

“After further study of the issue of privatization of “Bashneft” and “Rosneft” by the government after the report of the President the decision on resumption of training procedures for the sale of a controlling stake of “Bashneft”. We also immediately begin preparing the sale of “Rosneft” 19,5%”, — he told reporters.